Louis Raymond experiments in his own gardens like

a mad scientist, searching out plants that most people have

never seen before & figuring out how to make them perform.- The Boston Globe

…Louis Raymond ensures that trees can grow in Brooklyn…

or just about any other place where concrete consumes

the dirt and skyscrapers shield the sunshine.- USA Today

 
 

NEW Trips to Take!

Myrtle's easy when the conditions are right.

 
 
 
 

NEW Plants to Try!

Louis tries to capture the exact words to describe the fleeting but deep pleasures to be found in these Summer-into-Autumn incredibles.

 
 
 
 

New Gardening to Do!

Allergic to bees? You can still have an exciting garden, full of flowers and color and wildlife.

 
 
 
 

Plant Profiles

Today in the Garden of a Lifetime: Royal Azalea in Fall Foliage

Royal azalea is an active part of your garden for three seasons. The Spring flowers are sensational, even for an azalea. The whorls of leaves that follow are large and distinctly "Wow, look at that!"  And in Fall, the foliage of this year's growth turns pink, while leaves that emerged from older growth turn chocolate. 

 

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After all this excitement, the pleasant if not showy architecture of the leafless Winter twigs of Rhododendron schlippenbachii is a well-deserved rest.

 

Here's how to grow royal azalea, as well as a look at its Spring display of large, plush, pink flowers.

 
 
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